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Robert Munsch is the bestselling, widely celebrated author of more than 50 books for children. Love You Forever is his internationally bestselling book with over 30 million copies sold. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. Sheila McGraw has illustrated six children's books, including the best-selling I Promise I'll Find You and has written children's and adult craft books Papier Mï¿½chï¿½ for Kids and Painting and Decorating Furniture.
One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it.... [The book] is a beautiful script about parenthood, a poignant parable about life and death, a testimony to when the roles of child and parent become blurry. The story reminds you that no matter how grown up you are, you're always someone's child; that no matter how "adult" you are, you're never too old to be loved by your parents. It makes me appreciate even more how my mother still calls me and my brother (despite us being 32- and 22-years-old, respectively) by our childhood nicknames, Pussycat and Tchotchke (Yiddish for "knickknack"). Pigeonholing this as a children's book is like saying "Romeo & Juliet" is merely a cautionary tale about drug abuse. I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear by the end. It's even more poignant when you learn that Munsch wrote the book as a memorial to two still-born children he and his wife had in 1979 and 1980.--Dana Lenetz"Forbes" (04/20/2010) The best of Munsch's many storybooks... it'll give you a new song to sing... and maybe a bit of perspective down the road.--Leanne Dohy"Calgary Herald" (09/25/2003) A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely - let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.--Gayle MacDonald"Globe and Mail" (12/01/2005)